Okay, I do feel somewhat better. The day I wrote my last post I realized later that I had a sinus infection. That put me out a bit since I also have ear issues when I get any type of cold or sinus infection.
Some. The bad news is that my back got really bad again. It got to the point where I honestly wondered if I would be able to keep running at all. I did run the mountain run with TJ on Saturday and that was a lot of fun.
The good news is that I think I figured out where my back problem came from. I realized that my back hurts most at work. In fact, some days I get to work and feel fine and after an hour or two I could barely walk. So I purchased this seat cushion called “Backjoy Posture” and gave it a try yesterday. It was amazing. I worked all day with no pain. In fact I got home and mowed the lawn and cleaned some things up and basically worked out doing chores for 3 hours and felt fine. Evidently my back problems (and maybe my hip problems) were due to the way I sit and this “cushion” helps me sit in a way that doesn’t hurt. I need to give it some more time, but pain is pain and I had none yesterday!
I hope to start back with my daily running today. I have to take my kid to a doctor appointment, so running depends on when I get home.
Finally, on to my blog reboot. I am changing my self imposed rules for my blog. I do enjoy writing, but I’m only going to write when I want to and not try to come up with something every day.
Have an awesome week and enjoy your day!!!
After all my work not to get injured post half marathon… you guessed it… my aching back.
I’m not sure what the problem is, but I was in so much pain last night, it was hard to sleep. Strangely, while I run the pain goes away and then by the next day it seems to get worse.
So, I am taking more time off to recuperate, per my Lovely Wife’s advice and see if I can’t nip it in the bud. Yesterday was the first “normal” weekday in forever that I didn’t run or walk. I’m not to happy about it, but I really don’t want to make things worse.
On the bright side, my weight is lower then it has been in 10 months. ACV is the only thing I can attribute it to. In fact I eat poorly last weekend, so by Monday I weighed 189 lbs. Today I weighed below 185.
Now if I can just stop getting hurt after my races, I’ll be fine!!!
I finally got into my bed Friday night after two days on the floor in the office due to the snow. It felt great!!!
I awoke with an old familiar pain. As I rolled over in the middle if the night, I had such a sharp pain in my back that I woke myself with a moan. Okay, maybe between a moan and a small scream. This happened throughout the night.
3 years ago when I weighed almost 300lbs, I injured my back while taking bags out if a hotel. It mimicked heart pain, so I spent a day in the hospital while they cleared me of a heart attack. Later this pain got so bad I had to live in a recliner for weeks and move as little as possible.
It is muscular and in my right middle back. It isn’t nearly as bad as it was 3 years ago, but I also weigh 100lbs less.
I went to the doctor yesterday and got Meds for pain and muscle relaxers. I can walk okay with just a small jab here and there, but rolling over in bed wakes me up.
So sadly I have an injury that isn’t from running, but will prevent me from running. I hope taking off a few days and not doing too much will get me out of this.
Last time this happened I was in so much pain I had to get an MRI. It found that I have 3 disks bulging in my neck (this was from a childhood accident), but nothing wrong with my back. I asked a good friend to ask people to pray for me and the day after the MRI I woke up fine.
Anyway I have a lot to do but don’t want to overdue it.
I still wouldn’t have changed a thing about all that I did during the storm. I just hope this clears up soon. I just signed TJ and myself up for a half marathon in April!!!